Family business floors the competition in awards

Written on the 18 November 2020 by Marshall Hall

Family business floors the competition in awards

A Nerang-based family business has floored the competition in the latest round of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards.

Second-generation family business Marques Flooring is enjoying tremendous growth during the COVID-19 crisis and has earned the Family Business Award for September.

Director Josh Marques said the family business, which was started by his father Alberto in 1986, was powering along.

The company, which supplies high quality flooring products to the flooring industry and the construction industry is also heavily involved with education.

"We are responsible for helping to build, educate and help the entire flooring industry in Queensland and Northern New South Wales,'' said Mr Marques.

"Part of our service is to provide the flooring industry with constant training nights which are also on our YouTube Channel.

"These are put on for free and are purely designed to lift the standards of the whole industry."

Mr Marques said the business had started 34 years ago with one factory and now was opening its fourth factory including a complete showroom design centre and trade store.

As well as winning the Gold Coast Business Excellence Award, the company and its employees has won nine national flooring industry awards since 2011.

The other winners in September for the Gold Coast Business Excellence awards were:

  • Mayor's Innovation: Pragmatic Thinking
  • Student Employability:
  • Family Business: Marques Flooring
  • Health & Wellbeing: Amtan Medical Centres
  • Professions & Services:  Planit Consulting
  • Retail, Wholesale & Distribution: One Global Logistics
  • Construction & Trade: NTS Group
  • Manufacturing: Nucrush Group
  • IT & Digital Business: Powertec Telecommunications
  • Emerging & Micro Business: Tough Trucks

The awards, now in their 25th year, aim to foster pride in the city's business community and highlight its important as a business hub. Some of the city's best-known companies can claim to have been winners. Monthly winners in each category then vie for the annual awards, including the coveted Gold Coast Business of the Year, to be awarded at a gala event in November.

The awards' major sponsors include Dreamweavers, QSuper, Study Gold Coast, City of Gold Coast, Choice Homes, MPM Property, Westpac, Harvey Norman Commercial Queensland, Optus Business Centre Gold Coast and Griffith University. The awards' media sponsors include the Gold Coast Bulletin, Nine NBN Television, 92.5 MMM and Hit 90.9.

The GCBEA's major supporters are KPMG, Document Solutions Australia, Bloomtools, Consulting Hall, The Graphic Design Company, The Star Gold Coast and Regina King Photography..

Author:Marshall Hall
About: Marshall Hall is the managing director of Gold Coast public relations, events management and human resources management company Consulting Hall.
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